Goldberg and Hanscomb

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Goldberg and Hanscomb - ' ! j DIED IN THE PBISON. \Vlillcm Hantcom'*...
' ! j DIED IN THE PBISON. \Vlillcm Hantcom'* Ufa Kn<!» In tbe Penitentiary Hbipiiitl' at Waopnn. Wanpuu, Wis., March 29.—[Special.]— William Hanscom, who was convicU-d ef perjury before the <!ircuit of Wiiupaca county, died iii the hospital of the stale >rison last night of catarrh of the stomach. stomach. He had been in the hospital ten days. Hanscom was sent to prison through he efforts of Benjamin Goldberg, the disbarred lawyer, who was formerly dis- rict attorney of Waupnca county, and is death recalls the famous Mead murder murder trial, in which Goldberg was the iroscciiting officer. Hanscom wns an mwilling witness for the prosecution in hat trial, having been brought back to- iVisconsin from the Pacific coast to tes- ify. When he was'ulaci-d upon the witless witless stand and questioned liy Attorney Juarles he astonished, the prosecution by urning upon them and giving testimony avorable to the defense, ut the same ime milking statements strongly reflect- ng upon Goldberg. His conduct on the stand afforded one of the sensations with which that trial abounded. He was in custody at the time and was kept in jail after the surprise to which he treated the attorneys for the state. When the Mead trial was ended and the men accused of murdering the Waupaca Waupaca banker were declared not guilty. jm< u uujiHer \\fie uccjareu nut ^uiii>, ( Goldberg had Hanscom up on the charge ! of perjury, of which the accused was j found guilty. On March 28. 189.1. lu was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment imprisonment in the state penitentiary, so that he died on the anniversary of his sentence day. Hauscom had made- his home on the Pacific coast, in the state of Washington, Washington, for some years before he was arrested arrested and brought back to Wisconsin to tell what he was supposed to know about the murder of Mead.

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  1. The Weekly Wisconsin,
  2. 02 Apr 1898, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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